Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar Crimson Red Transparent, Mpl Frtbrd 889406979116

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The Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar gives you classic Strat sound and feel in a beautiful package. This luxurious model is upgraded with American-made Vintage Noiseless pickups, med... Read More

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The Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar gives you classic Strat sound and feel in a beautiful package. This luxurious model is upgraded with American-made Vintage Noiseless pickups, medium-jumbo frets, and a 12" neck radius. As a result, it sounds fantastic and plays easy. It also is equipped with a push-button pickup switch (in addition to the usual toggle) that gives you 7 pickup combinations. Other deluxe features include a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuners and gold-plated hardware throughout.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Classic Strat style with body in a choice of great finishes
  • Comfortable modern C-shaped maple neck with 12" radius and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 3 Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups with advanced wiring for 7 pickup configurations
  • Traditional Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Includes a gig bag
Specifications
  • 4-ply brown shell pickguard
    12" neck radius
    Modern C-shaped maple neck
    21 medium-jumbo frets
    Gold-plated hardware
    3 Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups
    Push-button switch activates bridge pickup in positions 4 and 5 of blade switch for 7 pickup configurations
    Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
    Vintage-style tuners
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FenderDeluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Guitar

Let me start off by praising this guitar's versatility. I can play absolutely any style on this guitar and it sounds amazing. The vintage noiseless pickups have the best clean sound I have ever...Read complete review

Let me start off by praising this guitar's versatility. I can play absolutely any style on this guitar and it sounds amazing. The vintage noiseless pickups have the best clean sound I have ever heard, and can handle a warm fuzz to blazing distortion. This guitar has a nice easy neck and with a little adjustment to the action i could shred without even thinking. Even though this guitar is probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen; it's what's inside that matters. This guitar is better made than most Americans and I haven't needed to do any work other than a little tightening of the input jack(a common problem). Another fine feature is the tremolo system. Even though it isn't a floyd rose, it stays in tune perfectly. You can't pull crazy dive bombs with it, but small little trills and such work beautifully. Overall, this guitar is flawless and I will never need another.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An excellent foundation

I bought one of these about seven months ago (3-tone sunburst/rosewood board). I love this guitar now, it plays like butter and it's a real joy. But, I have done...Read complete review

I bought one of these about seven months ago (3-tone sunburst/rosewood board). I love this guitar now, it plays like butter and it's a real joy. But, I have done some work on it. When I got it, I had to do some grinding on the bridge plate before it would stop breaking high E strings (one per week - sometimes in a matter of minutes). Also, I could not get the "out-of-phase" sounds from switch positions 2 & 4 with the Noiseless pickups, but still had to be noiseless for stage work (the middle pickup is not reverse-wound/reverse-polarity). My answer - replace the pickups with a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups. (I liked the SCN's so much, I put a set in my Mexican-built Telecaster, too) Still, with the right set-up and electronics, you can't beat this guitar for versatility and lush feel.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!

By bill ray

from arkanmsas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Never goes out of tune!!
  • Solid Electronics
  • special neck profile

Cons

  • trem springs.. should come with too dozen

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Right out of the box this guitar was and is far more beautiful than the pictures on fender.com and guitar center websites. Mine is crimson transparent red with a maple fingerboard. Beautiful guitar! I did take the time to do a proper setup for me, and make a few minor adjustments, but the set up and play ability was great to begin with.
I play several different guitars regularly, every one I play is my favorite when I'm playing it.. lol
When i purchased this one, i was looking for a Strat because my Les Paul is just too heavy and cumbersome to sit and play for hours without standing up and putting on a strap, the same with my ES hollow-body guitars. And, quite frankly, my cheap Squire sounds like a horn honking thru the cheap pickups when playing anything other than single note melodies or practicing scales. Also, I liked the idea of having another tone option in my guitar collection. I would have bought an American Strat, only because I appreciate guitars that hold their value as an investment, except that this one was the only one on Fenders website that had a 12" neck radius and a wider nut width. As with my acoustics and with my Gibsons, I prefer a wider neck. At first I was trying too hard to get my Gibson tones and Humbucker sounds while playing this guitar. I thought that the pickups were weak. One day while I was feeling creative, I was playing something that was just almost right then it occurred to me that what I was missing was that particular Stratocastor sound. I plugged it in and feel in love all over again. I have since realized and come to appreciate the distinct chime-like overtones and awesome sustain of a true Fender Stratocaster.
I have already went on too long....
High quality
As good as ANY American made strat
Great looks
Great sound
Great playing guitar
Stays in tune! Stays in Tune! Stays in tune!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best gun in my arsenal

By bill the thrill

from Belmar, NJ

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I have only good things to say about this guitar, except one thing. Mine did not come with a tremolo arm, and so i had to order one online. Other than that, this guitar sounds great from the pretty chorusy cleans to face melting gain. i reccomend this guitar to anyone who wants a start that not only plays like a dream, but looks just as good as that girl did across the bar the other night.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By AL

    from Providence, RI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I got a PRS SE 245 a while back... Nice guitar, but the pups were mediocre. Upgraded them to vintage 59's from UK's The Creamery. Sounded great. Later got an itch for a Fender to use with my Pink Floyd obsession. I got the Player's Deluxe with noiseless pickup... Noiseless... No noise at all. I get all kinds of tones with my Amplifi 75. The pickups deliver different tones, from smooth blues to fairly heavy stuff and everything in between. The feel is great, light, neck is slick, stays in tune despite some tremolo use. It's a no brainer choice for the $700 range. PRS who?

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nice starting place

      By Rolleijoe

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • 7 way switching
      • Gorgeous red stain body

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Uncomfortable neck

      Best Uses

      • Modding

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Was thrilled to receive such a great looking guitar. The fit/finish is excellent. Just the muddy sounding pickups & uncomfortable neck let it down. I swapped to a 22fret 'V' profile neck, added vintage stain to the neck, and color matching headstock. Then Custom Shop '69 pickups. Still to go is higher value pots, and a zero fret.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic Strat

      By Andrew

      from Buford, GA

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is for the person who wants to spend that little extra bit of $$ for a better look, and in my opinion, it's worth it. This guitar sounds amazing on clean and over-driven channels like any other strat, but the one problem is that it doesn't stay in tune as well as compared to other guitars. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't de-tune itself half a key down every time you play it. It may be because of the vintage style tuners, but other than that minor problem, great guitar.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well worth it

      By DREW

      from Jacksonville, Florida

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I got the saphire blue (the woodgrain streaks on the blue paint job really distinguish this guitar) with clear maple neck. This is a rockin' guitar. The noiseless pickups are pretty amazing as others here have noted. I've had mine for over a year and a half and no problems whatsoever. I actually like the action that the guitar was set up with at Guitar Center. Looks good, holds a tune for a long time and the whammy bar adds a lot of fun to it. It also looks great hung up on the wall and the gold trim on the hardware sets off the appearance. Worth the money and the gig bag has lots of extra pockets and space for accessories. Can't go wrong with this one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a nice guitar

      By william

      from Green Ohio

      Site Member

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The sunburst with rosewood finger board looks very rich.Gold hardware is great looking also.Pickups sound nice. All in all a very nice guitar

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a Pleasant Surprise

      By Jay Gould

      from Hidden Valley Lake, CA

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is my entry into electric guitars having played only acoustics for 40 years. I was totally blown away by the ease of play not to mention its stunning looks. Since this is new and I have only played it for a week, I cannot add anything to what the other reviews say other than they were spot on. But I must add, that if you are contemplating adding an electric guitar or thinking of picking one up for the first time, this guitar is a gem!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A tonal and playing bargain!

      By B C

      from Oklahoma City

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar to replace my Telecaster. Me and Telecaster's don't get along no matter what version I have owned, American, Mexican, Deluxe, it makes no difference. I get tremendous static off of the pickguard of any Tele because of the way I play. However, I love the Tele sound. I own an American Deluxe Strat and love the sound of it with Noiseless Pickups. I thought I would try this guitar because of the great price and the switch that will turn on the Neck and Bridge pickups like on a Telecaster. Let me tell you, the sound on this guitar with the Neck and Bridge pickup is better than any Tele I have ever owned and with a Strat, I get no static off the pickguard. It mystifies me why Fender cannot build a Tele after 60 years that does not create Static sound off of the Pickguard but have no problem building the cheapest Strats with no pickguard static, unbelievable. Anyway as far as the playability and tone off of this Deluxe Players strat, every pickup position is great. The setup on the guitar except the Pickup height (easy adjustment)was perfect. I am going to sell my American Deluxe Strat and get me another one of these Strats with a little different Color and Neck configuration and go on a wild party with the $500 difference from the sale! One happy picker here for sure. PS: The only complaint I have is why they didn't match the back plate for the Springs to match the pickguard. Instead, it is white. Well anyway that is an easy fix with a cheap order on Amazon.

       
      5.0

      A Pleasure to Play

      By JOHN

      from New York, NY

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The Fender Deluxe Player's strat plays with ease and sounds fantastic. The gold hardware is a nice touch, as is the push-button that adds an additional two pickup combos. The noiseless pickups live up to all the hype and the guitar readily responds to a wide range of distortion. Based on some of the other comments here and elsewhere, I thought it would look nicer with a white pickguard, and it does. It really pops with the sunburst body. The challenge is that a pickguard with an additional hole for the push-button does not appear to be commercially available, but don't let that stop you. If you have a drill, a glue gun, and a pen knife you can modify a regular 11-hole pickguard into what you need. This approach worked for me: Remove the original pickguard. Unscrew the push button assembly from the plastic sleeve on the back of the pickguard. Carefully use a pen knife to remove the sleeve. Applying a little heat to the glue to loosen it is a good idea. Use the drill to make the hole in your new pickguard, using the original pickguard as a guide. Once you?ve seen the back of the original pickguard, you?ll notice that a small patch of shielding was removed from around the back of the push-button hole, and the plastic was scored with multiple diagonal lines to give the glue something extra to grip onto. Use a pen knife to do the same things to your new pickguard. Then use your glue gun to glue the plastic sleeve onto the back of the new pickguard, taking care to line it up perfectly. Once the glue dries, trim away any excess glue that may have found its way inside of the sleeve so your button doesn't get "gummed up." Now your new pickguard is Deluxe Player's strat ready. I've only had the guitar for a few weeks, but keep coming back to it night after night to improve my playing ability because it is a pleasure to play.

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